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The 2017 Raleigh RXM Complete Cyclocross Bike is a modern answer to the whirlwind of new materials and ever more expensive cyclocross setups that seem to forget that steel is a favorite for a reason. Basking in tradition, the RXM, or RXMetal as Raleigh dubs it it, brings a mix of springy responsiveness, lively handing, and unrivaled durability that those high-priced plastic bikes can only dream of achieving. Built with Shimano's workhorse 105 drivetrain and TRP mechanical disc brakes, this bike is ready to jump off the line and tackle nearly any terrain.
Modern geometry gives the RXM the versatility to expand beyond the 'cross course. The 72-degree head angle, 73-degree seat angle (based on the 54cm model), and a 65mm bottom bracket make a geometry that falls neatly between traditional Euro-'cross high and road-racing low, catering well to American-style 'cross courses. Off the course, it's just as confident and composed grinding over gravel fire roads or exploring mellow singletrack.
The RXM does make one admirable concession to carbon by including Raleigh's carbon fiber cross fork. Its blend of stiffness, a thru axle, and vibration dampening prowess lend an added dose of comfort and confident handling on any terrain. As an added touch, rack and fender mounts let you quickly outfit your bike for all manner of weather and travel capacity.
- A versatile bike with cyclocross heritage
- Durable and responsive steel construction
- Carbon fiber fork soaks up vibrations
- Double chainring provides a wide range of gears
- Powerful and reliable mechanical disc brakes
- Thru-axles increase stiffness and provide perfect rotor alignment
- Includes rack and fender mounts
- Q & A
The tech specs say there are rack and fender mounts but I can't see how a front fender would mount in the photos. Does the fork have fender mounts or are there only rear fender mounts on the frame?
Looks like rear mounts only.
What is the weight of this bike? I'm looking at a 56.
I just set up a 54 cm, and it comes in as spec'ed at 23 lbs 5 oz.
Just adding a sizing chart until we have one on the site. Feel free to contact me with any questions on sizing or bikes.